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Peter Hoddie Talks About His Internet of Things Construction Kit (Video)

AndroidCat Re:Things... (53 comments)

I sort of ignore it. Even IBM is jumping in with their Node-RED. Maybe I'll toss it on my Raspberry Pi and see what happens.

about a month and a half ago
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US Supreme Court Invalidates Patent For Being Software Patent

AndroidCat Can this be? (220 comments)

Do you mean that I can't take some age-old idea, process or system, add "on the Internet" or "with a computer" to it and patent it?

Dog-walking on the Internet sounded so promising too.

about 2 months ago
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Huffington: Trolls Uglier Than Ever, So We're Cutting Off Anonymous Commenting

AndroidCat Re:Awesome (582 comments)

I prefer a hostsfile myself.

Blocking at the router means that I don't have to tweak several hosts files, plus it covers my Android devices that don't have easily accessible hosts files, but do have pre-installed Facebook apps that call home every night with huge permissions that send who-knows-what, and can't be uninstalled. (When I finally rooted the tablet, I did some cleaning.)

1 year,26 days
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Huffington: Trolls Uglier Than Ever, So We're Cutting Off Anonymous Commenting

AndroidCat Re:Anonymous Coward (582 comments)

I refuse to use Facebook and block it at the router. If that means that I can't use some idiot's site that requires it, so be it. So far, I think it's been a net improvement on my browsing experience. On many of these sites, the comments are the content. I'll take my content elsewhere.

1 year,26 days
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Huffington: Trolls Uglier Than Ever, So We're Cutting Off Anonymous Commenting

AndroidCat Re:Awesome (582 comments)

I blocked Facebook.com at the router. I'm sure that they have other methods, but all the pages I access that make little tracking fetches from Facebook are sucking mud. (It's the same with doubleclick: Is it the end of time yet? No? Stay blocked! I don't care who owns them now.) It does mean that I can use Facebook or see the fascinating pages of other people. Oh noes!

Even the simplest home router can do that. They usually have a parental site blocking feature.

1 year,26 days
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Steubenville Hacker Faces Longer Prison Sentence Than the Rapists

AndroidCat Re:This is SO WRONG !! (297 comments)

That would be the 51st through 60th states. Not so good in the house, but those 20 seats in the senate would rock.

about a year ago
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US Entertainment Industry To Congress: Make It Legal For Us To Deploy Rootkits

AndroidCat Re:Why does this not surprise me? (443 comments)

The ipcommission.org domain that this report is hosted on belongs to something called the "National Bureau of Asian Research". (They have an advert Wikipedia article.)

I think someone just wants to build the biggest botnet ever! (Kidding...)

about a year ago
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Scientology On Trial In Belgium

AndroidCat Bomb threats (540 comments)

Scientology is very big on making bomb threats. Mind you, they make the bomb threats in other people's names. They made bomb threats on behalf of Paulette Cooper (see Operation Freakout) where they got her finger prints on a piece of paper, added the threat then mailed it. It continues to this day, where they put up a YouTube video claiming to be from Anonymous and making bomb threats. (They really goofed on that one. They made a DVD on black PR on Anonymous. On the DVD, they had a copy of the fake video, but it was in higher resolution than the one upload to YouTube. Gee, where could they have gotten that hi-res copy?)

about a year and a half ago
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Programming Prodigy Arfa Karim Passes Away At 16

AndroidCat Re:Certified Microsoft Professional (536 comments)

I would have been programming at nine, but first I had to locate a teletype connected by modem to Dartmouth Time-Sharing System. Oh, and I had to wait for them to get BASIC reasonably stable.

more than 2 years ago
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Can Relativity Explain Faster Than Light Particles?

AndroidCat Re:I called it (315 comments)

Santa Claus can even be at two places at the same time!

That would violate clausality.

more than 2 years ago
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Experimental "Smart Town" To Be Built In Japan

AndroidCat SST (91 comments)

Super Sonic Transport? Sorry, I have TLA overload syndrome.

more than 3 years ago
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Project Icarus: the Gas Mines of Uranus

AndroidCat Re:Aren't we getting ahead of ourselves? (155 comments)

And assuming that we get that fusion power to work, wouldn't the Moon be a good place for the fuel source to get a fusion-powered interplanetary mining expedition to Uranus in the first place?

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Officially Blames Anonymous For PSN Hack

AndroidCat Re:shame game (575 comments)

It was probably a PHB vulnerability. Those are the worst to fix.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Officially Blames Anonymous For PSN Hack

AndroidCat Re:shame game (575 comments)

I found a text file on my computer that says that Sony is a bunch of giant douche bags. It must be true!

more than 3 years ago
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HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr Steps Down

AndroidCat Re:Majorus Cokhup (212 comments)

Considering where his head is located, I'm amazed that he could get his foot in there too.

more than 3 years ago
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Anonymous Goes After GodHatesFags.com

AndroidCat Re:I don't think they care (744 comments)

Worse, I doubt anonymous cares about Fred Phelps. heh

There's a suspicion that the WeBoBaps created that "Anonymous" announcement themselves as part of their attention-whoring. If so, the inbred weasels are now getting heavy traffic to their site from places like Slashdot and Fark, and it seems to be down. Call it a Ground Level Streisand Foot-Cannon?

more than 3 years ago
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Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology

AndroidCat Re:Best snag a copy of that now (426 comments)

It would quite a fight since the New Yorker has the toughest fact-checkers in the business. However, it's unlikely to happen. While Scientology makes legal threats, huffs, puffs and throws poo, they haven't actually sued a publisher in quite a few years, and there have been countless critical articles and books since then, especially in the last three years.

more than 3 years ago
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Paul Allen Amends Lawsuit Against Facebook, Apple

AndroidCat Re:Groklaw (129 comments)

I have a pocket watch hanging beside my monitor to "present information to the user in a non-distracting way from the user's primary interaction." Once Allen has finished with the biggies, he'll eventually work his way down to me. I've been doing that since 1992 or so. Bring it!

more than 3 years ago

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